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The Marlins will call up right-hander Alejandro Sanabia from Double-A Jacksonville before Tuesday's game.

Sanabia has been excellent as a starter for the Double-A Jacksonville Suns this season with a 2.03 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP and a 65/16 K/BB ratio over 14 starts. He will serve as a reliever for the Fish initially, but could be installed as an emergency starter if one is soon required.



The Marlins are expected to call up James Houser before Tuesday's game.

The Fish inked Houser to a minor league deal earlier this season and he has posted a 3.26 ERA and an 11/4 K/BB ratio through 19 2/3 innings at Triple-A New Orleans. He's expected to serve as a long reliever and mop-up man in the majors rather than a situational lefty.



Wow, wasn't expecting this. Can't wait to see him pitch, but they might be rushing another prospect here.

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I hope they don't follow a Graham Taylor's way.


Last year, Taylor wasn't great pitcher in AA, but He was a useful lefty as a finesse pitcher (career walks/9ip is below 2).

but, FO had pushed him so far, then he became a below-average pitcher after 0-2, 8.81 ERA thru 3 ML starts.

(he is on the DL @ JAX)


Remember it.

We have had wrong choice in the higher round of the draft.

So, these early callups are containing high risk.


I'm just wondering about our future, not now.

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One positive about Sanabia's callup



2007 - 66.2

2008 - 96.2

2009 - 104.1


2010 so far - 84.1


If he kept starting in AA, he'd have broke 160 innings easily, which is probably to much of a jump as he has been on-off again hurt the last few years. Probably want to push him to the 130s this year, then move him to the 160s next year, 180s in 2012, etc.


Throwing around 40-50 innings sounds about perfect for where he should be this year. That's negligible June innings, and 15 a piece July, August, and September. That sounds about right if they plan on using him as the 5th right hander long reliever in the bullpen.

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Houser's control has always been okay (career 3.4 BB/9) but he walked more than he struck out last season, something to be aware of. I guess the FO feels he's turned it around after the off season and 19 innings in AAA. He's only walked four.





And what's the deal with Sanabia? 90 mph fastball, curveball, change?

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